The city of Cuyahoga Falls has locked into a new gas rate with its current supplier IGS Energy, according to Mayor Don Walters. The current contract with IGS was due to expire in March; it has been extended for one year and continues through March 2018.

The new rate with IGS Energy begins in April. The current offer is for six months of the contract. The offer provided is a fixed monthly rate of $3.67/mcf through the September 2017 billing period.

Under the terms of the aggregation program, eligible residential and small commercial customers will be included in the purchasing group automatically unless they elect to opt out of the program. This includes those currently enrolled in the program and those currently on Dominion's SCO program. All eligible customers should by now have received information from IGS Energy.

For current participants in the city's gas program:

Participants will continue to be enrolled in the new program. This is an opt-out program. Letters will be mailed from IGS to each customer explaining the program. Participants will have the option to terminate at any time without cancellation fees.

For Dominion East Ohio customers paying the SCO rate:

Dominion customers will be automatically moved into the city's program. This is an opt-out program, providing each customer with the opportunity to opt out. Letters will be mailed from IGS to each customer explaining the program and options. If you choose not to participate, contact IGS to opt-out.

For customers that are on another CHOICE program with a different supplier:

They will not receive a letter. They may call IGS to join, but should review their current contract first.

For more information regarding the City of Cuyahoga Falls Natural Gas Aggregation Program, contact IGS Energy at: 1-877-353-0162. Continue to watch the Falls New-Press and city's website at for updates.